About a week ago, a natural gas well exploded in Bobtown, PA causing injuries, possibly a death, and a fire that burned for 5 days. Chevron, who owns the well, had their community outreach department send out apology letters to the residents of Bobtown and included a small token of goodwill.
A gift certificate for Bobtown Pizza, good for 1 large pizza and a 2 liter bottle of soda.
Insert facepalm here.
Chevron addressed the controversy in the following statement to Gizmodo:
The situation at the Lanco well site in Pennsylvania remains serious and teams are working around the clock to safely approach and shut in the well. There has been considerable construction activity adjacent to the site, resulting in increased traffic and congestion in the area. Recognizing that our neighbors have been affected by these activities, we are out in the community every day to listen to and address concerns. We have also offered a token of appreciation for their patience during this time, and our commitment to the community goes far beyond this and our outreach is ongoing.
Our thoughts remain with the family and friends of our missing colleague and we appreciate the strong support we have received from nearby residents as we work to respond to this incident in a safe manner.
You can see the letter Chevron sent out to the residents after the break.
Our thoughts go out to the folks in Bobtown, PA and those who were affected by the explosion.